That was mostly me talking to myself, haha. Back then (my name was Zabadoo, so I've been here a while, and used to spend a lot of time on this thread), I had myself convinced that Ashley was happening. And yet, for all the stuff going for her, it just didn't happen. I guess it was meant as another way of me saying "I don't want to jump in with both feet and get everyone's hopes up, because last time, we got burnt". Nothing hostile meant by it.This doesn't seem like a friendly way to start discussion. Just saying.
As far as the Arms character goes, obviously I want it to be Spring Man. There are Arms characters I like more than Spring Man, but there aren't any Arms characters I like more than Ashley, and Spring Man would potentially open the flood gates. At the very least, a Spring Man confirmation would make me 100% believe Waluigi's down the pike, and while he's not Ashley, he's certainly a close second or third, haha. But my hopes in Ashley would certainly skyrocket.
Which do you think is more likely: a solo Spring Man confirmation, or a multi-character confirmation, similar to Hero? I know that Arms characters have more variety than Dragon Quest protagonists, but I think there are at least a few characters who could probably get away with sharing the same base model.